Americans Tennys Sandgren and Madison Keys both lost to put an end to any hopes of the U.S. bringing home a singles title from the Australian Open.
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Serena Williams directed a tweet at Tennys Sandgren on Wednesday, telling the 26-year-old — whose social media activity has come under scrutiny — that “there is a entire group of people that deserves an apology.”
Sandgren was first asked a question Monday about controversial material on his Twitter account, including links to alt-right personalities. He deleted more than a year’s worth of tweets Tuesday, then ripped the media Wednesday after being ousted in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Williams, who tweeted “turns channel” at around the same time Sandgren’s match began, issued a more direct statement in her tweet Wednesday.
“I don’t need or want one. But there is a entire group of people that deserves an apology,” Williams wrote. “I cant (sic) look at my daughter and tell her I sat back and was quiet. No! she will know how to stand up for herself and others — through my example.”
She also posted a quote with the tweet: “Maturity is…